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When Greg Purdum arrived to take over the Louisiana High School football program in 2013, he brought more to the school’s athletics department than most probably realized. Purdum has been a football coach for 37 seasons, but he has also been a strength coach for the past 35 years, teaching students and players how to properly lift weights. There are now four personal fitness classes at the high school where
The University of Central Missouri recently announced its Dean’s Lists. Each semester, the Dean’s List is divided into two parts. The first list includes the names of students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and the second list includes the names of students who attained a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99. The following Pike County students earned a spot on the 4.0 Dean’s List at
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture. High school seniors and college students in Missouri and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity. Students have until Feb. 1 to complete the application online at FFA.org/scholarships. The scholarships are
Curriculum growth is bringing improvements to the agriculture department at Louisiana High School. Agriculture instructor and FFA Advisor Bill Capps showed the Louisiana R-II School District board some of the improvements in a recent tour. In the back shop, two large overhead doors have been replaced along with the heating units, Capps said. He also demonstrated a Plasmacam cutting tool to the board. The tool cuts a pattern drawn on
Louisiana High FFA members recently donated checks for $250 apiece to the food pantries of Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach and the churches of Louisiana. Ron Wahlgren, far left, accepted the check for the churches pantry from Samantha Henderson. Patty Bolton, far right, accepted the Heart-to-Heart check from Ally Cross. The FFA also donated canned goods to the food pantries.
By Collin Stark The Louisiana FFA held a Barnwarming dance on Nov. 21. The goal for the event was to raise money for the Heart to Heart Center and the local community food pantry. The students had a great time singing, dancing and enjoying each other’s company. To be named barnwarming king or queen, one had to raise the most money. The king candidates were Austin Dove and Tyler Burleson.
Memorial gifts, honor gifts and donations received from June 1-Oct. 1 for the Clopton Alumni Association Scholarship Fund as follows: In memory of Rosalyn M. Madden given by Otis G. Madden. In memory of Allen and Florence Sudholt given by Karen Sudholt Hudson. In memory of Catherine York Grote given by David and Janice Robinson; Richard Jr., and Rose Mary York; Ben and Hettie Hall and Bob and Annette Conrad.